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Johannesburg (JNB) to Sydney (SYD)

All the information you need to plan the best JNB to SYD flight in 2021: compare Johannesburg to Sydney flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Sydney.
ZA1 - SYD
Price
R13 320 - R17 556
SYD
Temperature
11 - 22 °C
SYD
Precipitation
50 - 130 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 17% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 9% potential price drop

Round-trip from

C$ 13,320

From Johannesburg to Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way from

R11 798

One-way flight from Johannesburg to Sydney Kingsford Smith

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Johannesburg to Sydney?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Monday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Johannesburg to Sydney?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 61 days in advance, which can save you up to 9% on flights from Johannesburg to Sydney compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 61 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at R15 840. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from R16 735.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Johannesburg to Sydney?

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Sydney from Johannesburg. Users have commonly found prices around R14 601 for the month, but tickets can be as low as R11 545. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Johannesburg to Sydney (ZA1 - SYD)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Johannesburg to Sydney in the morning. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 25% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

Johannesburg to Sydney 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Sydney from Johannesburg found for this year
27 Dec - 27 Jan
R23 045pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KLM
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
KLM
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
27 Dec - 27 Jan
R55 471pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
27 Dec - 27 Jan
R141 550pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to Kingsford Smith from Johannesburg

The cheapest one-way flights from Johannesburg to Sydney
8:40 - 13:45
Qatar Airways
1 stop
44h 05m
JNB - SYD
Qatar Airways
R11 798
qatarairways.com
13:50 - 2:55
Emirates
2 stops
52h 05m
JNB - SYD
Emirates
R12 201
3:00 - 15:30
Malaysia Airlines
2 stops
27h 30m
JNB - SYD
Malaysia Airlines
R16 810
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Flight FAQs

From Johannesburg to Sydney

What airport do you fly into for flights to Sydney from Johannesburg?

Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from Johannesburg to Sydney. You should not have trouble finding flights to Kingsford Smith from Johannesburg; the airport handles an average of 0 inbound flights from Johannesburg per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 10 airlines have flights to the Sydney airport from Johannesburg. It is only a 7,5 km journey from Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Sydney’s city centre.

Which airlines flying from Johannesburg to Sydney Kingsford Smith have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Johannesburg to Sydney Kingsford Smith have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Qantas Airways, Etihad Airways, and Emirates are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Qantas Airways with this kind of flexibility.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Johannesburg to Sydney Kingsford Smith to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Etihad Airways to help keep travellers safe while flying. New policies for travellers booking flights from Johannesburg to Sydney Kingsford Smith include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitisation, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially-distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from Johannesburg to Sydney for under R16 900 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to Sydney for under R16 900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Emirates for just R16 899, but on average you can expect to pay R18 137.

How popular is this Johannesburg to Sydney flight route?

Flights from Johannesburg to Sydney Kingsford Smith have been viewed 8 742 times in the past calendar month.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Johannesburg to Sydney return?

Our cheapest airline available from Johannesburg to Sydney is Emirates. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as R16 899 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Qatar Airways, starting at R17 436.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Johannesburg to Sydney one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Qatar Airways. According to our data, you can fly for as low as R11 038. Users have also found prices from R11 589 and R16 810 on Emirates and Malaysia Airlines, respectively.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Johannesburg to Sydney?

The most popular airlines flying from Johannesburg to Sydney are Air China, Cathay Pacific and Emirates. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Sydney?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Johannesburg to Sydney? While on average our users pay R22 893, our data indicates the cheapest price to be R7 632. The most popular route (Johannesburg OR Tambo - Sydney Kingsford Smith), is priced around R13 886.

What airports serve Johannesburg to Sydney, Australia flights?

The number of airports available to serve flights from Johannesburg to Sydney are limited in quantity. The only airport available to fly from Johannesburg is O.R. Tambo International Airport, which is a major international airport located in Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa. While in Sydney there is also just one airport that will accept flights from Johannesburg and that is Sydney Airport, which is the busiest airport located in Australia. Due to the limited amount of airports, it will also add on queue times at busy airports for things such as security and baggage check-in.

Which airlines fly directly from Johannesburg to Sydney, Australia?

Airlines that fly directly from Johannesburg to Sydney are numerous, with the ones that offer the most being Qantas, Cathay Pacific, and Singapore Airlines. Though out of the three airlines, Cathay Pacific offers the most available flights from Johannesburg to Sydney, Australia with the prices varying depending on the dates chosen for the flight, the speed of the flight, and the airline.

What are the stopover options between Johannesburg to Sydney, Australia?

Stopover options for flights from Johannesburg to Sydney can vary on the airline chosen. Some airlines will fly nonstop to Australia, while others require a stopover in various locations. Some locations for stopovers include Perth Airport, Hong Kong International Airport, and Adelaide Airport. Flights from Johannesburg to Sydney all vary from 12h 55m-29h 23m depending on the airline chosen, the number of stopovers, and the dates.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Johannesburg to Sydney, Australia?

If you intend to travel from Johannesburg to Sydney, you will need a visa in order to visit Australia. All nationalities, other than New Zealand passport holders, need to apply for a visa in order to fly to Australia. There is the ability to apply for a visa if you have a South African Passport online, which means you will also be required to have a passport in order to get the visa. A visa will be required prior to your arrival in Australia.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Sydney, Australia

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Sydney from Johannesburg?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Johannesburg to Sydney Kingsford Smith

Most visitors from Johannesburg will not be allowed to enter Sydney Kingsford Smith.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Johannesburg must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Sydney Kingsford Smith.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Johannesburg are not required to quarantine after entering Sydney Kingsford Smith.

Documents
Travel Authorization Form - Travelers who are not in an exempt category may request an individual exemption to Australia's travel restrictions using this form.


Do I need a test to fly back to Johannesburg from Sydney?

Returning to Johannesburg from Sydney Kingsford Smith

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Sydney Kingsford Smith must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Johannesburg.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Sydney Kingsford Smith are not required to quarantine after entering Johannesburg.

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Destination information for Sydney

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Johannesburg to Sydney.
Today's exchange rate
R1 = $0,10
Average temperature for September in Sydney
20.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Sydney
124.0 mm

Airports servicing Johannesburg

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Airports servicing Sydney

Top 8 airlines flying from Johannesburg to Sydney Kingsford Smith

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Johannesburg to Sydney choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Etihad Airways
R10 866 R13 168 No cancel fee 75%
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Qantas Airways
R11 173 R16 939 No cancel fee 74%
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Singapore Airlines
R11 580 R15 326 No cancel fee 81%
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Qatar Airways
R11 716 R13 987 No cancel fee 68%
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South African
R12 165 R20 367 No cancel fee 78%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by South African. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Emirates
R12 530 R14 602 No cancel fee 75%
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Cathay Pacific
R13 541 R15 750 No cancel fee 72%
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Lufthansa
R174 207 R301 780 No cancel fee 76%
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